MADISON (WKOW) -- Twelve area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies and their response partners from around Dane County will be hosting special H1N1 Immunization Saturday vaccination clinics on December 12.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12, 2009
8:00 a.m. - Noon
These clinics are for people at high risk for getting the virus and developing complications. The clinics will be open from 8:00 a.m. until noon (unless the vaccine supplies run out earlier).
Emergency Medical Technicians from Belleville, Blooming Grove/Burke/Maple Bluff, Cambridge, Deer-Grove (Deerfield/Cottage Grove), District 1 (Black Earth/Mazomanie), Fitch-Rona (Fitchburg/Verona), Marshall, McFarland, Oregon, Stoughton, Town of Madison, and Waunakee are participating.
These clinics are held in collaboration with Public Health - Madison and Dane County, Dane County Emergency Management-Emergency Medical Services and Home Health United.
These clinics are specifically for those in the original H1N1 immunization target groups:
Immunizations are free and on a first come, first serve basis. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. Immunizations will be given until noon, unless vaccine supplies run out earlier. Each location will have 500 doses of vaccine.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
A clinic consent form is available in English, Spanish and Hmong.
People are encouraged to download and fill out the consent form and bring it with them to the clinic. This will help to make the process go faster. Forms will also be available at the clinics.
Those who are not in these target groups are asked to be patient as we need to make sure that those in the high risk groups are vaccinated first. Current studies indicate persons 65 and older have some immunity to H1N1 influenza; therefore, older adults are not included in the first target groups recommended to get the H1N1 vaccine.
Additional opportunities to get H1N1 vaccine are being provided through Public Health:
Appointment Only H1N1 Vaccination Clinics - 6 locations. Call PHMDC flu line at 243-0555 for an appointment.
Targeted Community H1N1 Vaccination Clinic - December 14, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center.
For more information on Public Health clinics, call PHMDC flu line at 243-0555 or United Way 2-1-1.